ALL the Audiobooks, New Reviews, and Re-Reads Abound!

Booked for the Weekend Chapter 1.2

POSTED ON January 13, 2019 BY Austine IN Weekly/Monthly

What’s New?

No big news this week! I’ve been plugging away at my TBR and posting all sorts of bookish fun on my instagram page. The SONG OF THE DEAD blog tour is coming to NovelKnight soon and I’m excited to share my post with all of you! But that’s really it for me this week!

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All Booked Up

Since I started listening to audiobooks this week, I’ve read. . . a lot. . .

Currently Reading

        

IN PRINT:

The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale. This is a Medusa re-telling/re-imagining and I am SO excited for it! Not too far in just yet but so far it’s reminding me a bit of when I read The Crucible in high school, the way women are treated in the story, so I’ll be curious how things shift once I get farther in the book.

ON THE KINDLE:

Air Awakens by Elise Kova. I recently received an ARC of Vortex Visions which is the first in a new sequel series to the Air Awakens books (which I LOVE and highly recommend). It’s been a while since I read the AA series so I’m re-reading them before starting the ARC (and I know the re-read won’t take me long after how quick I finished them the first time through).

AUDIOBOOK:

The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer. I’ve been re-reading the Artemis Fowl books as a part of my #ArtemisFowlReadathon and when I learned my library had the audiobooks, I decided to take advantage! I managed to read most of the books just this week alone (which is WAY ahead of the readathon schedule but I’ll still be posting about each one once a week).

Recently Finished

      
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (audiobook). This was a cute contemporary romance that I couldn’t get enough of, but I also wish I didn’t like it so much because there were a number of themes that I thought were toxic to normalize so much in the text.

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke (audiobook). WPM was. . . weird. One of those books where I wasn’t quite sure what was going on, the kind where you’re not sure if it’s paranormal/magical or just written in that atmospheric mysterious way that is meant to make you question everything.

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (audiobook). Surprisingly, I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, especially after reading A Court of Wings and Ruin and reviewing THAT hot mess. I’ll also say that I thought it would be smuttier? But it actually wasn’t all that bad.

         
The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer (click for my full review)

The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (re-read, audiobook). This was actually the first Artemis Fowl book I ever bought and though I quickly learned it was a series, it’s probably one of my favorites of the series. I love the heist meets boy genius story.

The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer (re-read, audiobook). I’ve always felt there’s a bit of a disconnect between the first 3 books and this 4th one in the series. The narrative style shifts a bit and there are a LOT more characters to focus on, but it’s still fun and I like when there’s an evil genius villain to balance Artemis out.

The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer (re-read, audiobook). This one is just plain weird compared to the rest of the series (and that’s saying something) but I liked that there was room to grow for the books and Colfer really shows Artemis’s changing perspective in what feels like a natural way.

 

Imprison the Sky by A.C. Gaughen (ARC). LOVED this book! Possibly more than the first in the series. Highly recommend both books and definitely get this one on your pre-order list for this month because it’s not one to miss!

 

Upcoming TBR

I’m both working through my TBR and just reading what I want so far and it’s been fantastic. Coming up I’ll definitely be tackling at least one of my ARCs for review as well as one of my original backlist TBR titles!

   

Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

 

New Books on the Block

It’s Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch. Thank you St. Martin’s Paperbacks for the advance copy! I love a good historical romance (especially ones with puns in the title) and can’t wait to read this!

And I just want to send a shout-out to St. Martin’s in general because I don’t really request the books they send but I’ve found some favorites, both books and authors, so really appreciate being able to work with them to promote romances!

 

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The NovelKnight News

  
      

New Reviews

Other blog posts

Here’s what’s new since last Sunday’s post:

I started getting into audiobooks and went from hating them to listening to one a day! So I decided to talk about it and the benefits I’m finding listening to audio.

For the Thursday BackLIST, I shared 28 Debut Novels of 2018 split between 14 that I read (and 14 I still have on my TBR)!

My love for The City of Brass knows no bounds so it’s making its way to Shelf Sequels this week in anticipation of the sequel, The Kingdom of Copper!

Finally, the second week of the #ArtemisFowlReadathon wrapped up today so not only can you read my re-read review of The Arctic Incident but there’s also a new entry option for the massive Disney giveaway!

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Challenge Progress

Rather than try and list all the books for all the reading challenges each week, I’ll be updating my main reading challenge page (linked below) with any new titles each week and just updating numbers here! Check out the page below for more info about each of the challenges!

Full List of 2019 Challenges

Beat the Backlist – Goal: 5/50
Fox & Wit – Goal: 2 of 6 for January, 2/72
A to Z Challenge – Goal: 5/26
Goodreads Challenge – Goal: 11/100
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Pre-order Incentives

For the full list of pre-order incentives, make sure to check out the blog page! It may not include every incentive going on right now so if you know of one, let me know and I’ll add it!

Newly Added Incentives

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

Release Date: March 1, 2019
Location Restrictions: Unknown

Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray.

Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options.

Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit.

 

Click here for full incentive details

Library Option: No

Postcard Option: Yes (see details)


All pre-orders will receive:
  • 1 of 4 different magnetic character bookmarks (chosen randomly)

Grand Prize (3 winners):
  • full set of 4 magnetic character bookmarks


Book Depository Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Wordery

 

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Release Date: March 9, 2019
Location Restrictions: INTERNATIONAL*

In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.

 

Click here for full incentive details

Library Option: Yes

Must pre-order by January 31 or request from your local library by February 28 to be eligible


All pre-orders will receive:
  • signed bookplate
  • bookmark
  • “Those jeans’re so tight I can see your religion” sticker
  • Noam flair pin (US only)*
  • character art cards feat. Noam and Dara


Grand Prize (INTL):
  • all of the above
  • TFK-branded playing cards
  • Durham enamel pin
  • Kindle loaded with 5 books of your choice


Book Depository Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Wordery

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Incentives Ending Soon

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Location Restrictions: United States, Canada

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

 

Click here for full incentive details

Library Option: No


All pre-orders will receive:
  • set of 5 character tarot cards

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


Book Depository Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Wordery

 

Firestarter by Tara Sim

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Location Restrictions: INTERNATIONAL

The crew of the Prometheus is intent on taking down the world’s clock towers so that time can run freely. Now captives, Colton, Daphne, and the others have a stark choice: join the Prometheus‘s cause or fight back in any small way they can and face the consequences. But Zavier, leader of the terrorists, has a bigger plan–to bring back the lost god of time.

As new threats emerge, loyalties must shift. No matter where the Prometheus goes–Prague, Austria, India–nowhere is safe, and every second ticks closer toward the eleventh hour. Walking the line between villainy and heroism, each will have to choose what’s most important: saving those you love at the expense of the many, or making impossible sacrifices for the sake of a better world.

 

Click here for full incentive details

Library Option: YES


All pre-orders will receive:
  • exclusive Danny and Colton 8 X 10 poster

*offer only valid until December 31, 2018


Book Depository Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Wordery

 

Stain by A.G. Howard

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Location Restrictions: United States

A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea.

Once upon a nightmare, her fairy tale begins…

After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest … disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight, for she is his true equal. As Lyra rediscovers her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.

 

Click here for full incentive details

Library Option: No


All pre-orders will receive:
  • Alice the Absent short story
  • rose enamel pin
  • signed bookplate


Book Depository Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Wordery

 

Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Location Restrictions: INTERNATIONAL*

Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.

But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.

Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.

 

Click here for full incentive details

Library Option: Yes
Email proof of library order request to receive a bookmark and MAYBE vinyl sticker


All pre-orders will receive:
  • bookmark
  • signed bookplate
  • MAYBE vinyl sticker
  • dandelion enamel pin* (US only)
  • dandelion temporary tattoo (orders from Third Place Books only)

Grand Prize (3 winners):
  • everything listed above
  • dandelion book beau
  • dandelion makeup bag
  • dandelion lip balm
  • chinchillin’ enamel pin
  • signed You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone paperback
  • chance to name a character in the author’s 2020 book

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Book Depository Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Wordery

 

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Location Restrictions: United States

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart after her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents Echo with an offer: for her to come and live with him for a year. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes.

In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, Echo discovers centuries-old secrets, a magical library full of books-turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, Echo must solve the mystery of the wolf’s enchantment before her time is up—otherwise Echo, the wolf, and Hal will be lost forever.

 

Click here for full incentive details

Library Option: Yes

Teens Only Option: see Details for more information


All pre-orders will receive:
  • bookmark
  • sticker
  • magnet
  • postcard with original artwork
  • signed bookplate


Grand Prize (1 winner):
  • cross-stitch by Anna Bright


Book Depository Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Wordery

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And that’s it from me!

I hope y’all had a lovely week!


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2 responses to “ALL the Audiobooks, New Reviews, and Re-Reads Abound!

  1. I had some of the same thoughts about Wink Poppy Midnight–it was not at all what I expected! It was weird but I definitely enjoyed it and being confused by it hahaa! Also ahh, I am so excited to read Stain and Slayer.